Job DescriptionAt Numerica, our mission is to catalyze customer success by creating innovative solutions to their most pressing technical challenges. Numericans excel at developing state-of-the-art algorithms, software, and sensing systems that solve scientific problems with real-world applications. Working in small, innovative teams, our scientists, engineers, and IT teams build solutions that make a difference. Our work doesn t end once we ve written a journal or conference paper describing our technology; rather, our work is complete when our technology has been deployed in mission-critical systems and our customers within government and industry have achieved their objectives. As science fiction writer Arthur Clarke wrote, Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Numerica is seeking talented magicians to join in our common struggle of expanding the boundary of what s possible.If you want to work with a talented, highly technical user base contributing to critical national defense and security technologies, this position is for you!What You Will Do:Telescope network systems administrators support Numerica s growing program in Space Situational Awareness (SSA) by playing a key role in the reliable and efficient operation of Numerica s global telescope network and production of high-quality SSA data and information products.The successful applicant will work on projects that carry varying responsibilities, such as:Contribute to the direction of a small team with your expertise and ideas.Manage telescope network IT infrastructure, including Windows PCs, virtualized hosts, observatory control software, and Linux servers. Deploy tools to improve monitoring of telescope network computing system resources, including CPU capacities, disk capacities, operational Linux and Windows processes, network activity, etc.Deploy additional system recovery processes and ensure that the recovery process documentation is defined and up-to-date for each system. Help monitor the health of remote telescope observatory sites, including sensor health, site network health, and sensor control hardware/software health. Work closely with Numerica s software engineers to determine and implement resolutions to issues. Act as liaison between Numerica s software engineers and remote observatory hosts, as needed.Help monitor the security of telescope network components, e.g., by monitoring system logs and intrusion detection system logs, and defining alerting rules and implementing these rules in log server automation scripts. Implement security compliance policies, including applying patches and fixes, and updating vulnerability and virus detection software.Liaison with Numerica s business operations department regarding supply chain management of the telescope network hardware.Document systems administration workflows and processes.Required Background and Experience:Associates degree, B.S, or M.S in Information Technologies, Computer Networking, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.Proficiency with administering Linux and Windows servers.Experience with developing scripts in at least one of the following: Bash shell, Python, Ansible.Customer-success-driven, hands-on, action-oriented, positive personality.Preferred Background and Experience:Experience with network design and operations, including Cisco and Juniper equipment.Experience with Network security, including firewalls, IPS, and IDS systems.Experience with Cloud (AWS, Office 365) and virtualization (XenServer, ESXi) technologies.Experience or a keen interest in learning about various Linux packages and databases (e.g., Ceph, Solr, Mongo).Experience with developing applications in at least one of the following: Python, Java, C++.Experience or a keen interest in learning about telescope hardware and software systems.U.S. Citizenship requiredDue to the nature of the work performed by Numerica, all applicants must be capable of obtaining a U.S. Security Clearance. At a minimum, this requires that a candidate be a U.S. citizen and have a trustworthy background (e.g., clean criminal record, no use of illegal drugs, etc.).Learn about Numerica s growth and innovation, explore published papers, and apply online at is an equal opportunity employer. Associated topics: administrator, equipment, maintenance, network, router, scom, server, system administrator, system center operations manager, tcp ip Associated topics: administrator, equipment, ip, maintenance, network administrator, operating system, server, system administrator, system center operations manager, tcp
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